All Relaxation Activities

KidsRelaxation on YouTube! The World Is Your Relaxation Playground

I’m excited to announce that Kids’ Relaxation has a new channel on YouTube! I am going to be sharing videos created from my work with kids and based on various blogs on different relaxation techniques for kids that I have posted here over the years.  My vision is to turn many of these blog posts …

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Anchors Away! Energy Transformation For Kids

When energy is scattered, out of control, and “all over the place,”  it is very hard for kids to calm down.  Here are some grounding techniques that can help you and your child re-center, re-focus, and calm the body for focused attention, becoming present and “grounded” in the moment. Transforming scattered energy and being able …

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Relaxing and Regulating From The Inside Out!

I recently went to see the recent Pixar movie, Inside Out, with my family.  We really enjoyed it.  While some of the science featured has been controversial, I took away key messages that inspired the creation of these relaxation and emotional regulation activities.  I thought the movie had many fun applications for my work with …

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Pencil Sqeeze–Eraser Squoosh: Progressive Relaxation At Your Desk

Pencil Sqeeze–Eraser Squoosh: Progressive Relaxation At Your Desk

Tense/relax protocols come from progressive relaxation techniques in which the muscles are alternately tensed and relaxed in order to promote a state of mental and physical relaxation.  The mental part of progressive relaxation involves directing attention to the feeling of muscles as they tense and then noticing how the muscles feel as the tension is …

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The World Is Your Relaxation Playground

Buzzing with excitement over here!  In just a few short days, I will be embarking on a journey to Iceland, France (Paris), England (Glastonbury and Bath), and Ireland and will be taking Kids Relaxation with me.  My intent is to learn about how kids relax around the world and how parents, educators and therapists are …

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Train Your Anger Dragon Relaxation Script

Here are some ideas to consider and possibly discuss before you begin using this relaxation script with your child: Your child is in charge of her feelings.  Help her to understand that she is in charge of her anger.  She is at choice.  Empower her to knowt that there are things she can do to …

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Thought Workout: Lifting Positive Thoughts to Feel Good

We can teach children to lift relaxing positive thoughts like we lift weights.   Relaxing positive thoughts carry much more weight and influence than negative thoughts.   Therefore, just like we work out physically, a little work out daily, goes a long way.  We know that repetition is a key ingredient in re-programming the mind …

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